Equality is all well and good in relationships, but it is not often a reality. There is usually a dominant partner, and the nondominant one often willingly cedes control. People with strong personalities frequently don’t want to constantly spar with someone else — they just want to rule the roost.
However, when two Mars-ruled people get together, power struggles inevitably ensue. Mars is the warrior planet. It governs our impulse to act on our needs and desires, to go out into the world and get what we want. Mars is competitive — it likes to conquer.
Although Aries and Scorpio are very different signs, they are both traditionally ruled by the red planet. (Scorpio’s modern ruler is Pluto.) Aries is a cardinal, fire sign (with a positive or masculine polarity); Scorpio is a fixed, water sign (with a negative or feminine polarity). Along the zodiac wheel, they are inconjunct, or at a 150-degree angle from each other. As far as compatibility goes, they have absolutely nothing in common. I don’t mean to dissuade any readers from this Sun-sign match, for there are many other factors beyond Sun signs that contribute to compatibility. But the Sun is the “force” of one’s personality, and surely Aries and Scorpio are a challenging match.[notpremise]